Not Yo’ Mama’s Pig’s in a Blanket

Sometimes when my husband and I get in the kitchen together magic happens. At the risk of sounding sappy he makes me better at just about everything I do–including cooking–I know, I know–cue the eye rolls.

But it’s true. When we work together we make some unexpected, unplanned, and completely delicious dishes. This is one of those particular dishes. It’s our culinary love child. Something I thought would end up dipped in melted cheese ultimately turned out drizzled with honey and dusted with confectioner’s sugar after my hubby suggested it.

He is our official taste tester, and after he tried one of these little guys he noticed a sweetness from the chicken apple sausage. Why did we use chicken apple sausage you ask? Because it’s what we had in the fridge. This week we are playing a game called, ‘use everything up in the fridge before we leave for vacation’! Do you ever play that game too? Anyway, he thought that the sweetness from the apple would be complimented by an addition of some sweet honey. He was right! Without him this dish would have fallen super flat. He turned a savory dish into something totally interesting and balanced! We hope that you enjoy them as much as we did!

We ate these little fellas for dinner, but we can’t decide–when would be the best time to serve/eat these? You guys decide!!!!

 

Ingredients:

Serves 2

  • 4 Applegate Chicken Apple Sausages
  • 1/4 c and 1 tbsp Corn Meal
  • 1/4 c All purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Mustard Powder
  • 2 tbs Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 c Water
  • 1/2 of an egg
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 tsp Sunflower oil
  • Sunflower oil for frying, about two cups
  • 1/4 c Corn Starch
  • 1/8 tsp baking Powder
  • About ten toothpicks
  • Confectioners Sugar
  • Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, optional (If there is no cinnamon in the sausage I would suggest adding this!)

Process:

  1. Heat the sunflower oil in a small pot to approximately 400 degrees. To test if the oil is ready, drop a small dollop of the batter into the oil. If it rise to the top of the oil and floats the oil is ready! I like this method better than getting yet another kitchen utensil dirty!
  2. Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet. Add dry to wet. Let sit for half hour
  3. Roll sausages into corn starch
  4. Bathe sausages in batter
  5. Place in sunflower oil for no more than five minutes until golden brown
  6. Drizzle with honey and dust with confectioners sugar
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